Does Christ come to set up a temporal kingdom? Apart from all the scriptures which state otherwise whereby Christ states his kingdom is ETERNAL .
Heaven and earth destroyed upon Christ's return
2pe 3:10But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
This destruction is immediate and thus the replacement must be immediate thus no earth nor heaven would exsist during a supposed 1000 year. In addition, if you agree that there is a new heaven and new earth for the 1000 years then you are saying that destruction to the old earth and heaven happens twice or that it happens a 1000 years later but scripture does not back this.
Mt 16:28Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
The resurrection of both believer and the ungodly occur on the same day.
Joh 6:44No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Joh 12:48He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
Re 11:18And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
Again the resurrection of all occurs with in the same time frame and not 1000 years apart. A futher study also shows that all appear at the Great White Throne, the believers (small and great) and those dead which come up from the sea.
Satan is cast into and ascends out from the pit prior to the 1000 years
Rev 12:9,12 - “and that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast into the earth. (v.12)…..woe unto the inhibitors of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
Rev 17:8,10 - “the beast which thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition…..and when he cometh, he must continue for a short space”.
Rev 11:7 - “and when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit…..”
1000 Years a metaphoric phrase
Represents "timelessness" outside of this relm, heaven or hell whereby events are occurring. This is what Peter meant when using the "1000 years" perhaps even you have used this phrase "1000 years" to mean a non defined length of time....
2pe 3:8But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Yes there is a beginning and end which signals this time period but the period itself cannot be measured as time I doubt is measured in heaven. Time exisits but not measured. The 1000 years is not a millenial kingdom rather the length of time Satan is in the pit PRIOR to the return of Christ. This "time" would parrallel the 42 months on earth.
Study the events above in chapter 20 closely and you should notice a inkling that these events have happened previously prior to the retun of Christ.
In Christ, Mark